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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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All About Verge: The $1 Billion Cryptocurrency That's Pumping On Porn
23 Apr 2018 03:30 Verge may have burst onto the crypto scene seemingly overnight, spurred by a deal with a top porn site, but its history and controversies run deep.

Alleged Bitcoin Miner Thief Says Police Held Him 'Without Evidence'
23 Apr 2018 02:00 Sindri Thor Stefansson, the alleged thief behind the "Big Bitcoin Heist," says he was free when he escaped from prison and flew to Sweden.

The Code for Ethereum's Consensus Change Is Now Ready for Review
22 Apr 2018 10:15 The ethereum network's transition to proof-of-stake is getting closer to reality, beginning with a hybrid system that could soon begin testing.

'WordPress of Blockchain' Startup Seeks to Solve Enterprise Pain Points
22 Apr 2018 09:30 Elemential, which is based in Mumbai, India, seeks to remove the pain of “blockchain administration."

$10K Test? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine
21 Apr 2018 13:00 Despite the pullback from $9,060, the outlook for bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, remains bullish.

Another David Joins Team MaidSafe
03 Apr 2018 15:08 Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy Hi all, I’m David Geddes and I’m very happy to have joined this impressively dedicated and motivated team to take on the task of managing customer support. Everyone has made me feel so welcome during my first couple of days and I’m looking forward to getting to know each one of […]

New Team Member – Connor Wood
03 Apr 2018 14:48 I started writing software when I was 9 years old, after my brother, entirely by accident, discovered an easter egg in a game he was playing. A face, hidden inside a lamp (for those of you familiar with the matter, this was Dan Johnson’s face, a running gag at Insomniac Games for a few years). […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto